Improving workplace well-being for World Mental Health Day

Staff at NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group has shown their support for World Mental Health Day.

The CCG marked the day on Wednesday, 10 October, with a number of events aimed at improving workplace well-being including:

  • A ‘Wear Something Green’ day with proceeds which will go to the Mental Health Foundation
  • ‘Tea & Talk’ throughout the day, with colleagues taking a short break from their screens and have a drink and a chat, with goodies and fruit provided. Conversation prompt cards and tips to boost well-being were available.
  • A mental health awareness session with an informal talk in line with this year’s World Mental Health Awareness Day theme which is “young people and mental health in a changing world” with guest speakers: Christine Jacob from 42nd Street (an organisation which provides mental health support for children and young people in Trafford) and Andrew Smith (runs a company called “A Spectrum of Possibilities” to support young people to thrive within schools).
  • A ‘Guess-tea-mate’ sweepstake, with participants able to pick one of 25 options to choose the winning tea, with proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation.

Dr Mark Jarvis, Medical Director at Trafford CCG, said: “Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but World Mental Health day on Wednesday 10 October was a great day to show support for better mental health and start looking after our own workplace well-being.

“If you or someone you know is having difficulties with their mental health, please make an appointment to see your GP.”

For further information on World Mental Health Day or the Mental Health Foundation, visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk

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